Oshkosh contracted to reset US Army’s M-ATVs

3 June 2015 (Last Updated June 3rd, 2015 18:30)

Oshkosh Defense has received a contract to reset additional US Army mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) all-terrain vehicles (M-ATVs).

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Oshkosh Defense has received a contract to reset additional US Army mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) all-terrain vehicles (M-ATVs).

Under the contract, the company will reset 360 additional M-ATVs, with options to reset up to 1,440 more.

Oshkosh won the M-ATV reset base contract for 500 vehicles in August 2014.The army awarded options for 300 additional vehicles in December of the same year.

Oshkosh Defense defence programmes senior vice president John Bryant said: "Oshkosh's operational capability and expertise ensures that soldiers operating in M-ATVs have mission-ready vehicles equipped with the latest protection and technologies for a full range of missions.

"As the OEM, Oshkosh can provide the best quality and speed for the vehicle reset - and ultimately get the vehicles back into the field where they are needed."

The company will upgrade the vehicles with the latest protective technologies following a comprehensive inspection of a vehicle's condition and configuration.

After evaluation, the company systematically will complete repairs or replace the missing parts and also install a spectrum of upgrade kits to bring the vehicle to the current configuration for each of the M-ATV variants in the enduring fleet.

"Oshkosh can provide the best quality and speed for the vehicle reset - and ultimately get the vehicles back into the field where they are needed."

The upgrades include the underbody improvement kit, upgraded automatic fire extinguishing systems, and several safety-related improvements.

Overall, Oshkosh is on contract to reset 1,160 M-ATVs for a total value of more than $115m.

The company received the original M-ATV production contract in June 2009 and remains on contract to provide life cycle service and support through July 2018.

Fitted with the TAK-4 independent suspension system, the M-ATV vehicles meet a wide range of protection, performance, payload and transportability requirements for peacekeeping, internal security, border security, Special Forces, counter-insurgency and conventional military operations.

Used by the US Forces since 2009 to meet an urgent need for a lighter, more mobile MRAP vehicle, the M-ATV has also been ordered by the armed forces of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.


Image: Oshkosh will reset additional 360 US Army mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) all-terrain vehicles (M-ATVs). Photo: Copyright 2015 OSHKOSH DEFENSE, LLC.